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Effect of dilution on the growth of bacteria from blood cultures
  1. A. P. C. H. Roome1,
  2. R. A. Tozer2
  1. Department of Clinical Pathology, Bristol Royal Infirmary


    Artificial blood culture systems were set up to find the dilution with medium necessary to overcome the natural antibacterial effect of blood. The results indicate that blood should be diluted at least 1 in 50 in medium unless an additive such as Liquoid is used.

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    • 1 Present address: Department of Bacteriology, University of Bristol.

    • 2 Present address: Department of Pathology, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.